Juniors and Seniors in High School

Self-Search driven College-Search Strategies culminating in a polished application that "pops"

  • Organized: Timelines and checklists to guide the Self-Search, College-Search and Application processes.  To Do Lists for Juniors or Seniors. Individualized "LAST TWELVE MONTHS" planning sheet with time and tasks scheduled to complete timely transfer applications.                                                  
  • Self-Search: Practice recognizing activities and subjects that interest you. Guidance finding  your current and perhaps lifelong passions. Encouragement to explore interests and passions by doing. Learning Assessments designed to identify your individual learning strengths and strategies to use those strengths to bolster success in areas of relative weakness. 
  • Colleges that MATCH your SELF-SEARCH: HSC assists with identification of colleges that match and embrace your  learning styles, academic and career interest, hobbies and other life interests whether totally new or slightly revised.
  • Colleges Where You Can Grow and Change: Statistics show that college students change their majors on average three times. HSC assists students in identifying THREE academic majors. HSC assists student with identification of colleges with respected programs in the identified majors.

  • College Visits: Individualized program to explore campuses and college life.  VISIT. VISIT. VISIT. You wouldn't buy a car without test-driving many models and college is MUCH more expensive than most cars. A visit is an official admissions tour, not a drive-by. HSC will devise a plan to minimize the cost of these visits and maximize their usefulness.
  • College Search: Data-driven College List . HSC identifies your unique academic,  extracurricular and social requirements for college. HSC processes data from college visits to generalize to other colleges. HSC identifies colleges with admission criteria that are a MATCH for your student's strenghths, passions, interests and personal style.
  • Powerful Application Strategy: With admissions officers spending no more than 10-15 minutes per application,  the success of an application depends upon it presenting a clear and consistent picture of WHO the student is and WHO the student will be in college. My process is derived from strategies for "branding" a product. 
  • Powerful Application Essays (12-16 per student): Proven process to identify and tell your student's story, "brand" your student.  Essay prompts are designed to require serious, self-reflection. HSC breaks college essay HARD questions into smaller, easier pieces, more manageable for high school seniors. Training with reading prompts, answering the prompt with grammatically correct, concise and inviting essays--skills needed for college essays as well.
  • SAT / ACT: strategies for test selection and timing.  Take free, sample tests administered and scored by test company. Pick your "Best" test. And prepare. Test preparation should be kept in perspective in order to have it not weaken other aspects of your student's high school experience and application.
  • Visual / Performing Arts Application support.  HSC guides students to resources that identify programs and classes in preparation for application to college programs. HSC focuses students on portfolio requirements.    
  • College Athlete recruitment guidance. HSC assists student athletes with creation of Athletic Resume, outreach to college coaches and the melding of the college search process with the college sports opportunity search. 
  • Visual / Performing Arts Application support.  HSC guides students to resources that identify programs and classes in preparation for application to college programs. HSC focuses students on portfolio requirements.    
  • College Athlete recruitment guidance. HSC assists student athletes with creation of Athletic Resume, outreach to college coaches and the melding of the college search process with the college sports opportunity search.
  • Students With Special Needs. With years of experience in the special education field both as a school board member and a special education attorney, I am uniquely qualified to inspire and empower students with special needs to pursue their college dreams.

 

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